As the ‘Arab Spring’ rolls into an uncertain summer, the recent turmoil already has exposed some regional home truths. The popular unrest that has shaken dictator- ships throughout the Middle East has put to rest the fallacy that Israel is the root cause of Arab anger and the source of the region’s problems. Although there remains little love lost between the Arab world and Israel, it is a hunger for democracy that is fueling the Arab street.
But not only is Israel not the problem in the Middle East, it is, if anything, the solution. If the appetite for freedom in the Arab world is to be satisfied and the dream of regional peace ultimately realized, Israel would be better viewed as a model to be emulated, not vilified.… Seguir leyendo »